Added Mar 14, 2024 Certified Outboard Marine Technician (26174) Fort Myers Beach, FL | Full-time Apply

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Job Description

Sign-on bonus of up to $2,500 (based on experience)!

Diversified Yacht Services, Inc. is seeking a Certified Outboard Sterndrive Marine Technician to join our team to troubleshoot and repair vessels of various sizes for our customers at the newest, most advanced, state-of-the-art Marine Service facility in today’s boating world.

As one of our Marine Technicians, you will be responsible for performing quality maintenance, service, and installations on all marine equipment, including small auxiliary engines (sailboats & generators) as well as main propulsion engines on larger yachts and outboard, sterndrive boats.

Strong technical skills will be necessary to investigate, troubleshoot, and diagnose all aspects of marine/yacht systems including, but not limited to:  running gear/cutlass bearings; engine alignment; steering systems; hydraulic/plumbing systems; shaft seals service/installations; general maintenance of yachts; bottom painting and coatings application as well as bilge cleaning; repowering and rigging; annual services, oil changes/impellers/heat exchangers. 

You must be computer literate with reports and discoveries diagnostics and also possess all necessary tools to perform the repairs and diagnostics. Some overtime, weekends, and holiday work may be required.

To be considered for this position, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Five years of job-related marine repair facility or mobile marine repair experience and advanced knowledge of marine engine troubleshooting, gas/diesel/outboard service, and repair with little supervision
  • Experience with Marine electrical and engine computer analysis
  • Electrical experience with the ability to use various testing equipment for AC/DC circuits

-Factory/technical training with certifications by one or more marine engine manufacturers is preferred.

-Mercury Marine Products, Suzuki, ABYC, and NMEA certifications are preferred as we are a Multi-line Dealer.

-The candidate must be able to safely operate various sizes and styles of vessels and be familiar with the safe navigation of SWFL waterways to be able to move customers’ vessels and perform systems checks as needed.  Overall knowledge of mechanics for various types of vessels is a must for this position.

We need a self-starter with the ability to work unsupervised, a professional appearance, and the ability to follow directions in a professional manner.  A team player attitude is necessary, along with effective verbal communication skills to work effectively with fellow employees, parts department, management, and occasionally communicating with the customer.  Effective written communication skills are also needed to report the results of investigations and discoveries and make recommendations to successfully complete repairs.

DYS requires a valid driver's license with a clean driving record.  An unsatisfactory driving record would contain infractions worse than minor traffic violations.

To perform the daily work of a Yacht Marine Mechanic, you must meet certain physical requirements:

  • Ability to bend, squat, stoop, crawl, and kneel
  • Perform prolonged standing
  • Ability to turn head from side to side and about the vertical axis
  • Ability to turn body at the waist from side to side and about the vertical axis
  • Lift/push/pull a battery weighing 59 pounds without assistance on a regular basis
  • Must have the ability to climb in a safe manner (climbing as a minimum includes stairs, scaffolding, ladders, and ramps) to access vessels and vessel equipment
  • Ability to work at heights above 12 feet, while working from a ladder, scaffolding, and/or lifts to access vessels and vessel equipment
  • Able to work on ladders, scaffolding, and on top of the vessels while hauled out
  • Demonstrate the ability to safely and appropriately use required tools and equipment
  • Demonstrate good balance while working on uneven surfaces and maneuvering obstacles
  • Possess sufficient handgrip and coordination to carry and operate tools and equipment
  • Ability to utilize personal protective equipment (closed-toe shoes, safety glasses, ear plugs, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety lines, floatation gear, etc.) safely per OSHA standards
  • Ability to withstand cold and hot temperatures
  • Ability to work in inclement weather conditions including heat, humidity, and sun
  • Able to work in an environment where you are occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals
  • Ability to enter small spaces, and openings and work in confined spaces for prolonged periods of time
  • Able to respond to verbal and audible sounds/commands
  • Able to utilize adequate visual skills
  • Able to work within an environment where the noise level is usually loud
  • Ability to fully extend the arm or arms while reaching overhead, reaching out, reaching to the side, and reaching down with tools and/or equipment
  • Ability to perceive attributes of an object/materials such as size, shape, temperature, and texture
  • Observe all safety signs, notices and understand safety procedures, and attend safety meetings
  • Close-toe shoes are required in the entire service facility when walking outside the administration offices, as well as safety glasses and PPE

The above information in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this classification.

Diversified Yacht Services, Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer. Applicants for employment will receive consideration without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, gender identity, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status, or protected veteran status.

The hourly pay range for this position is $25.00 - $30.00 + bonus opportunities and full benefits included. This range represents the low and high end for this position and may be negotiable based on experience. The hourly pay will vary depending on factors including, but not limited to, experience and performance.